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A Time To Give Thanks

November 16, 2023
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A Time To Give Thanks

Woodbridge voters came out in large numbers on Election Day and I, together with my fellow Row B candidates, want to thank the Registrars of Voters and support staff who conducted the day so seamlessly.  We would also like to congratulate everyone who was elected to serve Woodbridge and we wish them much success in addressing the challenges – current and future – facing our town.

Over the course of my campaign, I had the pleasure of speaking with many, many residents.  To each of you, thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my ideas and hear your priorities.  It was terrific to meet so many people for the first time and to re-connect with those whom I have known over the years.

To everyone who supported my campaign, a very big thank you.  So many people helped in a myriad of ways – volunteering, donating funds, displaying lawn signs, and offering ideas and words of encouragement.  Running (and scootering around) for political office can be exhausting and it helped so much to have your help.

Moving onwards, I find it significant that our town’s next big event is the annual ecumenical service celebrating Thanksgiving.  It will be held at Congregation B’nai Jacob on Monday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m.  This heartwarming event brings together the members of our town’s various houses of worship and is open to all residents, regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation.  It is an evening of fellowship and solidarity and focuses on what I have always found most important - our commonalities.  I hope to see many of you there.

It was clear in this campaign that Democrat, Republican, or Unaffiliated, we ALL care about our community, want to offer our children an excellent education, and want to solve Woodbridge’s various challenges.  It is my sincere hope that going forward the new Board of Selectmen will adopt the same spirit as our annual Thanksgiving celebration.  May they embrace collaboration over partisanship, and engage in open, respectful discussion with all our residents instead of closed-door caucusing.

I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving and comforting holiday season. 

This is an opinion not necessarily endorsed by the Woodbridge Town News.

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